Inspired by the deeper meaning attached to treasured possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle the stories of such cherished belongings. Spending time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why, a stunning photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items.
This reoccurring column is an ongoing passion of Monica's to continue to chronicle people with what they cherish. Each month, a new person will be featured as a glimpse into A Possession Obsession.
How did you come to own your possession?
I found it on eBay. I was looking for brass 1940s decorative objects and loved the idea of this unusual piece. It is so beautiful, and no one would know its purpose just by looking at it.
How do you live with your heirloom?
It sits on my bedside table, which is mirrored. I love the contrast in materials.
Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste?
I am so inspired by the women in my life. My family, my friends, my clients - they are all my muses!
To read more about Micaela Erlanger and her possession obsession click here!